I’ve always loved to garden, so when my young kids really started to show an interest in it, I couldn’t wait to help them fall in love, too. As far as I’m concerned, it’s never too early to start gardening! If your kiddos have shown an interest, too keep them busy this summer with these incredible kids gardening activities.
Summer Gardening Activities For Kids
Let Them Maintain A Garden Of Their Own
If you have enough backyard space, set aside a little plot of land where your kids can tend to their own garden. Let them pick out the plants (with some guidance from you, of course) and take over the plant care. You may have to remind them to water every now and again, but if they go out to tend your plants when you do, it shouldn’t be that much of an issue. Plus, you can bond!
Build Fairy (Or Gnome) Houses!
A garden isn’t complete without a little hut of some kind to welcome the garden fairies and gnomes. Create your houses out of materials found outside like twigs and small branches. Fill in the spaces with lush leaves, grasses, and even cut flowers. What magical creature could resist this?
Let Them Cut Their Own Bouquet
If you have your own cut flower garden, send your kids out (with supervision, of course) to cut their own bouquets for their bedrooms. It’s always fun to see what kind of combos each kid goes for and it’s a great way to freshen up your home. Here are a great pair of shears!
Make “Seed Balls” Together
Seed balls are small compacted bits of, clay, compost, and seeds. Throw the balls into the garden for easy seed propagation. To create, combine five parts clay to one part compost. Add water until the mixture is moist (but not dry, or sopping) and then mix in the seeds. When ready, have your kiddos form “balls” from the mixture. Let them dry out until they’re just slightly damp and then head outside to plant them!
Help With The Compost Bin
Educated your kiddos on the inner workings of the compost bin. Teach your kids what kinds of scraps can and can’t go inside, and get everyone involved when it’s time to turn the pile. If you’re adding new worms to the pile, make sure your kiddos are there to witness it!
Equip Them With Kids-Sized Tools
Naturally, hobbies are more fun when you have the right kind of tools. Send your kids out to the garden this summer with mini spades, watering cans, and other tools. Don’t forget to get them their own pair of gloves, though my kids loved getting their hands dirty. Here’s a great set from Amazon full of everything they’ll need.